Attack Hot Spots, Crime Experts Advise Police

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http://www4.nationalacademies.org/news.nsf/isbn/0309084334?OpenDocument Police focus on crime "hot spots" is more effective than the "standard model" of policing: "reliance on random patrol, rapid response to calls for service, follow-up investigations by detectives, and unfocused enforcement efforts," says an exhaustive new study of policing in America. The report cites "widespread adoption of new computer mapping and crime analysis technologies by the . . .

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